Letters from Tanzanian inmates in prison in Hong Kong
- with media and blog articles related to the letters -
2014


Dec 22: Letter in English from a Tanzanian inmate in a HK prison: 
- message to drug mules: 5 good reasons to abort your mission

Dec 21: Letter in English from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison
- stop the insanity of drug-trafficking to China, HK, Macau

Dec 15: Video:
South African drug mules in foreign jails may never return home
3,000 South Africans are estimated to be serving time in foreign jails – almost all of them for drug-related crimes

Dec 12:  63 drug-trafficking foreigners arrested by Guangzhou customs officials this year. Don't they know that China has the death penalty for drugs? Foreigner in this report is from Australia, but no doubt the majority of the 63 are, sadly, from Africa.

Nov 23: Letter in English from a Nigerian inmate in a HK prison
- no African food for 10 years while in prison!

Nov 22: Letter in Swahili from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison:
re the way drug lords trick people into being drug mules ...e.g. by employing several on the same plane, without letting the several know each other, in the hope that one of the group will evade customs

Nov 21: Letter (in English) from a Tanzanian inmate in a HK prison
- re why no government probe against known drug lords?

Nov 9: Letter (in Swahili) from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison:
re African passport holders subject to extra scrutiny because of Ebola

Nov 2: Letter in Swahili from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison:
re Tanzanian ambassador Mr Shimbo's visit to HK    

Comment posted Oct 28 on v2catholic.com  at this link (comment no. 28):
It is claimed that the arrest of Chonji has to do with the son of the Tanzania’s ambassador in China, the one who threatened the Tanzanian prisoners in Hong Kong prisons to stop writing the letters you publish on this website. It is claimed that the ambassador’s son is also involved in this drug business. The son was given by Chonji drugs worth Tsh. 250 million to sell but later informed Chonji that the drugs had been lost, or found by the authorities, which Chonji didn’t believe. So Chonji arranged for some guys to rape him. His father responded, leading to the arrest of Chonji and others. This is what has been claimed
here 

 

Oct 26: New letter in English from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison:
"Drug trafficking is a national disaster" 
    

Oct 23: Stand-off pits drug dealers, Dar police - Chonji arrested!
Notice how Chonji's name is on this page of very first letter from a Tanzanian inmate in a HK prison posted on this website!  Further verification of accuracy of letter!

Oct 19: Letter in English from a Tanzanian inmate in a HK prison 
"Drug trafficking into Hong Kong is a suicide mission"

Oct 10: Letter in English from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison commenting on South China Morning Post article (see below) re Tz inmate in HK claiming to have been threatened by Tz  ambassador to China ....for writing letters for this website      

Sep 30: The Citizen has published a report about South China Morning Post article on Tanzanian inmates in HK being threatened by the Tanzanian ambassador. Jamii Forums has a post in Swahili about this. Swahili post has had 9,800 views!

 

2014-09-28  Article in HK South China Morning Post: (click to enlarge)
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2014-09-22 Letter in Swahili from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison - in response to publication by Tz government of 403 Tanzanians in prisons overseas

2014-09-16 Letter in Swahili from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison
- in response to publication by Tz government of names of 250 drug traffickers in prison in Tanzania

2014-09-10 Letter in English from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison - in response to publication by Tz government of names of all Tz inmates in overseas prisons

There are 400 Tanzanians in overseas prisons on drug trafficking charges
- figure is at end of this article which is mistaken in saying there is a death penalty in HK and Macau

2014-08-18 Letter in Swahili from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison
- commenting on this story:
Tanzania President: My son was not arrested in China for drug trafficking

2014-08-09: Tanzania President: My son was not arrested in China for drug trafficking
(But Tanzanian inmates in HK prisons say that the son is a Drug Lord - see letters below)

2014-08-12:  New letter (in Swahili) from a Tanzanian inmate in a HK prison
 - asking TZ government to muscle up their policy enforcement

2014-07-24: Letter (in Swahili with English summary) from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison
- warning people about the drug enforcers

2014-07-15: New letter (in Swahili with English summary) from a Tanzanian inmate in a HK prison
 - naming and shaming more drug barons

2014-06-28: New letter (in Swahili & English) from a Tanzanian inmate in a HK prison
 - calling on the religious community to do more to help the poor in Tanzania

2014-06-27: New letter (in Swahili) from a Tanzanian inmate in a HK prison
- calling for better airport security to fight the Drug Lords

2014-06-26:   400 young Tanzanian drug mules in foreign prisons
 (Of the more than 100 Tanzanian inmates in HK prisons, I'm not aware of anyone under 21 years old ....so the term "youth" is not clear for me ....nor is the figure "18 in HK")

2014-06-15 Nigerian arrested at Tanzania airport had record amount of drugs

2014-06-14 Two drug mules arrested at Hong Kong airport

2014-06-11 Letter (in English) from a South African inmate in a HK prison 
- Drug Lords are like lions; drug mules are like birds. Writer was a Drug Lord

2014-06-07 Letter (in Swahili, with English summary) from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison - asking Tanzanian Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Godfrey Nzowa, to take action against the well known Drug Lord Kiboko, who is responsible for quite a number of drug mules recently arrested at Hong Kong airport

2014-05-28 Letter (in Swahili) from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison

2014-05-25 Tanzania: Sh6bn drugs seized in 2-and-half years

2014-05-23  See my comment at this drug story in The Citizen 

2014-05-18 Letter (in Swahili) from a Tanzanian inmate in a HK prison

 

2014-05-12
Comment posted by
Richard at this article in Tanzania's The Citizen
Man with 4 kg of cocaine arrested at Dar es Salaam Airport

Those being arrested are just mere errand boys, the drug barons are somewhere under dishonest security officials' protection enjoying cool breeze. It's embarrassing to realize how young energetic Tanzanians in the Chinese jails are clamouring for President Kikwete's intervention in securing the Hong Kong prisoners be allowed to serve their remaining jail terms in Tanzania instead of languishing in the foreign jail vide website www.v2catholic.com for the hand written appeal and Kong Kong's administrative authority letter in endeavouring to assist the inmates! These inmates while in Tanzanian prisons could be in handy to act as government witnesses against the actual drug dragons unless the authority doesn't have the guts in confronting the bigwigs since some of the pinpointed ones are either ministers, chief executives or members of parliament as mentioned in their (inmate) hand written letters. We thank the Kong Kong Chaplain for the wonderful assistance He accords to the male and female Tanzania inmates

2014-05-11: Letter (in English) from a Tanzanian inmate in a HK prison:
"I am deeply disturbed about drug trafficking in our nation. Recent arrests show that people are still ignorant of bringing drugs to China, Hong Kong and Macau"

2014-05-06: Tanzanian held over Sh500bn heroin haul
A Tanzanian national is among suspects seized over the record $312 million (about Sh500 billion) heroin intercepted by an Australian navy ship last month off the Kenyan coast

2014-05-05: Letter (in English) from a Tanzanian mother serving 16 years in a Hong Kong prison,
asking Tanzanian President to agree to her transfer to Tanzania

2014-04-27 Letter (in English) from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison 
- explaining the reasons for this campaign by inmates

April 25, 2014:  See my April 25 post on Jamii Forums:
Australian navy seizes $290 million of heroin from boat off Kenya coast + new Tz mules in HK

April 25, 2014: Tanzania President (whose son is a drug lord?) calling for tighter airport security

2014-04-13 Letter (in English) from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison
-
an appeal to the Tanzanian Ambassador in Beijing for a repatriation agreement between Tanzania and China

2014-04-07: First attempt as drug courier lands Kenyan mother in a Hong Kong jail
(I met this dear lady many times in HK's Lo Wu Prison)
Website copy of this story:  01   02

2014-04-04 Letter (in Swahili) from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison

2014-04-03 An open letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tanzania
from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison

2014-04-01 New letter (in Swahili) from a Tanzanian inmate in a HK prison
- again warning of the danger of drug trafficking to China, HK, Macau

 

2014-03-30: Information has it that the Number One Drug African Drug Lord - "Omari" - is currently in Guangzhou.  He is in charge of all operations in Guangdong, HK and Macau ....having taken over this post after the previous Number One returned to Africa (where he was recently arrested)


2014-04-29: Very disturbing email from a reader in Tanzania:  (re Shikuba):

Hi Rev John!
Please be informed (may be you have already got some information) that the mentioned drug dealer (Ali Khatibu Haji, popularly known as Shikuba) who is in custody MAY BECOME FREE SOON!. This is because there is A VERY VERY  BIG EFFORT from the state house (Tanzanian's president office) trying to intervene the matter and make sure the man is free. We had this news in some of our local papers. It seems the ''force'' from the state house is inevitable and it is a matter of time the guy will be a free man!

2014-03-23 New letter in Swahili (with English summary) from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison - re the capture of Shikuba

South China Morning Post report on this website's campaign re drug mules from Africa  with  SCMP video report    (Chinese report in Ming Pao newspaper)
(SCMP hardcopy  01   02)    Swahili translation (God bless kind translator!)
Saved copy of Swahili translation

2014-03-20 Another "Big Fish" caught at Tanzania's International Airport 
- well done!

2014-03-11    New letter (in English) from a Tanzanian inmate in a HK prison
Drug free Tanzania is possible

2014-03-03: Top drug baron nabbed at Tanzania's Dar airport
(This guy was No. 1 Man in HK, Macau and China ...a very big fish. Next target, his successor: Omari)

2014-02-28: New letter (in English) from a Tanzanian inmate in a HK prison
Mr. Ridhiwani Kikwete, the beloved son of our honourable President is among several high ranked Tanzanian figures who have been blocked from entering the United States, because he is a top Drug Lord.
RK's profile  (he's such a brilliant lawyer that he has become a millionaire in only 5 years....but....money from law or drugs???)

2014-02-27: West African drug trafficker arrested in Hong Kong 
- scroll down for video report in Chinese press (can't find in English press). 
Not arrested on arrival; was already in HK

2014-02-25    New letter ( in Swahili) from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison

2014-02-18:  letter in English from an African inmate in a Hong Kong Prison
- "Life in the Fast Lane"


2014-02-16: A
new letter from a Tanzanian inmate in a Hong Kong prison
- imploring Tanzanians to be careful of Drug Barons

2014-01-23 Tanzania: Drug traffickers at sea a new challenge

2014-01-17: More details about Tanzanian woman arrested intending to get plane to Macau

2014-01-15: A new comment at Tanzania file has info re alleged drug lords Mwigulu, Nchimbi, Ridhiwani & Kapuya

2014-01-09 Another Tanzanian "stomach" drug courier arrested 
- was booked to fly to Macau  (...drug lords still trying to get drugs into China/HK....this website's campaign needs to continue!)